Odds ‘n Sods:

SurvivalBlog reader T.P. sent in this link about Los Angeles considering a billion dollar “toilet to tap” water program. Hey, the astronauts do it; what could possibly go wrong? Ummmm, lets see… Typhoid, Cryptosporidium, Hepatitis A, Giardia, Leptospirosis (yikes!), Taeniasis, HPV, Rotavirus, Norwalk, Dysentery, Poliomyelitis… Have they forgotten that astronauts are screened for these things and are healthy? See Wikipedia for Waterborne diseases.

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Mexico is getting hammered by Hurricane Patricia. It’s a category 5 storm with 200mph winds being recorded upon landfall. Keep them in your prayers today. Thanks to T.P. for the NOAA link.

Reader JBG also point out that this may mean a border crises for the US.

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If only Americans could have the justice served upon bankers that Iceland is apparently willing to serve: 26 bankers already sentenced to a combined 74 years in prison. Thanks to GJM for the link.

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A new product designed to help the Pentagon fend off eavesdropping: A New Material Promises NSA-Proof Wallpaper. Reader T.C. wonders out loud if the average “Joe” will ever be able to get his hands on it.

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Have you wondered just how large the problem of our Southern Border has become? SurvivalBlog reader G.P. sent in this link: Feds have roughly 900 domestic probes about Islamic State operatives, other extremists

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